About 2012

Thank you to everyone who has read my “digital scratchings” within Memoirs of a Dragon since June of this year. I am truly humbled by all your kind words and visits to my tiny WordPress “Beach

If, seven months ago, someone had boldly predicted I would be writing poetry on a somewhat-regular basis, I would have immediately informed them that I had barely tried writing poetry before, had hardly written ANYTHING, other than cheques, shopping lists, and computer documentation….AND had no real interest in….poetry!

Well, one simple poem, admittedly a hastily crafted effort, stemming from a profound sadness, forever changed my perspective. I needed to write something! And something seemed to ….“click”. I had surprised myself with my own words!

I am shy, yes, but that trait is more of an internal reality, rather than characterizing any outward expressions. Most people would roll their eyes (and DO!) at my professing to be extremely shy! Ah, but it is only my cover they judge, not my book. Now my book is diagrammed with digital scratchings! There really is a small piece of me in every poem I write. Perhaps I am becoming less shy! Who knows!

A few earlier “scratchings” of mine might describe where I have come from, and potentially where I am going, with my words. I hope I am getting better at writing. My motivation is quite simple: As long as I keep surprising myself, then I shall continue to write.

Here are some legacy “scratchings” from my “distant past”, so very long ago…….

Parturition – The Identity of Self
(My FIRST poem, ever – July 7 2009)

Whispers of Creation
An Imagination of Dragons
Tears of Freedom (Tzu Yo)
A Quiet of Forbearance – II

And thanks to WordPress and their stat helper monkeys for the yearly summary below!

Apparently, my most viewed poem was ‘Journeying….. ‘tween perfection and clarity‘ Thank you all for reading it!

And my own personal favourite, that I enjoyed writing the most was…..“daughter and dad

Happy New Year everyone!

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

28 thoughts on “About 2012

  1. Thank you for stopping and following my blog today. I look forward to following your blog and enjoying your poetry.

    Take care,


  2. woosha8 says:

    Hi Memoirs of a Drago,
    I’ve nominated your blog for the Reality Blog Award. I love the simplicity of your lines and images. Keep up the great work.


    Best Wishes

  3. quietlypoetic says:

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award, because your Blog is one of my Fav 🙂 If you don’t have the time to nominate more, I would love to know your answers to the Questions I’ve asked, you can reply on the Link : http://quietlypoetic.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/the-liebster-award/

  4. Brilliant! Yur writing is sublime, and anyone who relates to a dragon automatically gets my vote! 🙂 You do dragons proud!!

  5. naatakia says:

    Thanks a lot for stopping by my blog. T’was really an honour. Well, i am also a bit shy so i guess that would be all for now. 😀

  6. ajaytao2010 says:

    Every photograph is a stunning, beautiful and superb.

    Nice reading about you.

    Thanks. For visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.

  7. Eva PoeteX. says:

    You are one of my favorite wordpress writers! I like your work so much that I shared your blog on an FB group I founded called Poets Promoting Poets. I don’t know if you have a facebook, but if you do… feel free to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/192288830844305/


  8. Thank you for visiting my blog! I look forward to reading your work!

  9. TamrahJo says:

    I’m so glad you visited me so I could find you. Your words and images inspired and soothed me this a.m. Look forward to working back through previous work and viewing your future creations.

  10. Noora says:

    Hey! Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate your “likes” hugely. You have a really interesting blog. I’m looking forward to reading your poetry and musings. Have a great weekend. – Noora x

  11. maryamchahine says:

    You have a unique vision and way with words. I look forward to reading more from you in the future. By the way, I’m shy too. Being an introvert I have a hard time expressing myself verbally to others, which is why I resort to writing to truly express my self. With words there are no bounds ; ) Happy writing and blogging!

  12. Your story sounds amazingly like mine except I didn’t start writing until August last year.

    • I would bet that there are MANY people out there…that wanted to voice their experiences, imagination and …just want to be heard! If someone said I would ever write, much less write poetry, or as I call them ‘Digital Scratchings‘….. I would have laughed! Just followed you and looking forward to reading more!

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